How can I change Status Bar Alpha in iOS 13?

Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSInternalInconsistencyException', reason: 'App called -statusBar or -statusBarWindow on UIApplication: this code must be changed as there's no longer a status bar or status bar window. Use the statusBarManager object on the window scene instead.'

You can refer to the following answer to resolve your crash.

var statusBarUIView: UIView? {
        if #available(iOS 13.0, *) {
            let tag = 38482458
            if let statusBar = self.keyWindow?.viewWithTag(tag) {
                return statusBar
            } else {
                let statusBarView = UIView(frame: UIApplication.shared.statusBarFrame)
                statusBarView.tag = tag

                return statusBarView
        } else {
            if responds(to: Selector(("statusBar"))) {
                return value(forKey: "statusBar") as? UIView
        return nil

These mentioned solutions worked for me.

The status bar is rendered by a system process (out of the app process) on iOS 13 so there is no way for an app to change this. (Source: speaking to UIKit engineers at the WWDC 2019 labs.)

You can see this in the Apple Books app, which used to dim the status bar in its dark mode on iOS 12, but this does not happen on iOS 13.

I have a custom solution for changing status bar on iOS 13 and below. Here is how to do that:

if #available(iOS 13.0, *) {
   let app = UIApplication.shared
   let statusBarHeight: CGFloat = app.statusBarFrame.size.height

   let statusbarView = UIView()
   statusbarView.backgroundColor =

   statusbarView.translatesAutoresizingMaskIntoConstraints = false
     .constraint(equalToConstant: statusBarHeight).isActive = true
     .constraint(equalTo: view.widthAnchor, multiplier: 1.0).isActive = true
     .constraint(equalTo: view.topAnchor).isActive = true
     .constraint(equalTo: view.centerXAnchor).isActive = true

} else {
      let statusBar = UIApplication.shared.value(forKeyPath: 
   "statusBarWindow.statusBar") as? UIView
      statusBar?.backgroundColor =


Also, check the article iOS 13 How to Change StatusBar Color?

One last thing, you can still change statusbar style with :

 override var preferredStatusBarStyle : UIStatusBarStyle {
    return UIStatusBarStyle.lightContent
    //return UIStatusBarStyle.default   // Make dark again